LUCIA EX Ink Set
Canon's LUCIA EX Ink set is
designed for dramatic photographic expression and detailed color
reproduction for exacting proofing applications. This 12-Color ink set
offers a brilliant range of vibrant colors, smooth gradations and
transitions, with incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink
also offers better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and
exceptional color stability compared to its predecessor. Combined with
the printer's technologies, the LUCIA EX inks have the ability to
satisfy the demanding needs of the Photographic, Fine Art, Proofing and
The LUCIA EX Ink system excels
in reproducing colors in the blue, red, purple, yellow and green
spectral ranges, providing an exceptionally large color gamut. Vibrant,
rich colors with unsurpassed detail and crisp, clean monotone images
make this ink set essential for incredible photo quality output.
Color Calibration Management System
Color Calibration Management Console is included for the centralized
management of networked printers in a system from one easy to use
software tool. This unique feature enables color calibration targets
created using the iPF6450 printer with optional spectrophotometer to be
linked across the entire line of new 12 color imagePROGRAF devices. A
printer?s administrator can monitor and manage each printer in a remote
location. Linking color calibration targets among multiple printers
allows color calibration for custom media to be performed on printers
not equipped with a Spectrophotometer Unit.
This feature also gives users the ability to:
- Remotely monitor/execute color calibrations for all printers on network
- Determine the media type loaded in each device on the network
- Determine the serial number of the printer device and other general information
- Obtain accounting information from each printer on the network
- Access the Status Monitor for each printer on the network
new printer includes an upgraded, built-in color densitometer that's
designed to offer even more precise calibration and color matching.
Using a three-color LED and a newly developed condenser lens the sensor
enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing users to maintain
a low average printer-to-printer color difference. Automatic color
calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the
printer's operation panel. A single color calibration performed with one
type of media can be applied to media in all printing modes.
High Speed Printing with Fewer Passes
highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is
optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes,
making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models. In high and
standard print modes, print density within a single pass of the heads is
optimized to reduce unevenness and support fewer passes as well.
New Tint and Tone Adjustments
new tint and tone controls over the four monochromatic shades allow a
user to create even more expressive blacks with smoother gradations
especially in dark areas. Found in both the Printer Driver and Print
Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, the new tone control in the monochrome
photo mode includes adjustments for
- Soft Tone
- Middle Tone
- Medium Hard Tone
- Hard Tone
- Strong Hard Tone
tint control has also been added to the Print Plug-in for Photoshop.
This new option gives users the ability to affect the white space on an
image. By adding monochromatic ink to an images white space, the user
can improve gloss control in a black and white image, allowing them
greater control on how their final printed output will appear.
Sub-ink Tank System
the included sub ink tanks, the iPF9400 keeps some ink in reserve so
that even when the physical ink tanks run out of ink, printing can
continue without interruption and the tanks can be replaced on the
For the first time have the ability to print up to 60" wide full borderless prints.
250GB Hard Drive
built-in 250GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by
relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity
for print job data storage and retrieval. This 250GB hard drive enables
job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web
browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is
ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently
with multiple users, offering sample job storage space. To ensure
security of your files, there are is a quick erase mode, high-speed
mode, and a secure erase mode which meets to U.S. Department of Defense
requirements (DoD5022.22-M Compliant) for erasure of disk media.
Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded
color spectrum and high gradation of the file. The Print plug-in also
reduces the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an
integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer
driver, enabling efficient production. The new Adjustment Pattern
Setting feature allows for multiples of an image to be printed with
different color settings in order to choose the color that most closely
matches what you need.
The following new or enhanced features are provided in the Print Plug-In for Photoshop:
- Adjustment Pattern Setting
- Adobe CMM support
- Proof printing support
- Support for commercial profile creation tools
Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional
export module allow users to directly process and print RAW image files
from DPP This plug-in bypasses the operating system's dependent print
driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which
dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image
- Full screen preview
- More print quality selections
- Categorized paper type view
- Roll paper layout view
- Bi-cubic enlargement
Gallery Wrap Feature
new creative tool can be accessed via Adobe Photoshop and allows users
to easily create gallery wrap prints for framing, as well as creative
options that will expand output possibilities.
- Crop marks- These lines are a guide for folding the paper for mounting.
lines- The area outside these lines is the area that gets folded around
to the back of the canvas. (Not actually displayed or printed)
lines- The area within these lines is the area that appears on the
front surface of the canvas when mounted. (not actually printed)
- Canvas thickness- This area becomes the sides of the canvas when mounted.
of extension- This is the region that is printed protruding excessively
in order to prevent white areas appearing on the sides of the canvas.
- You can choose the effect you would like on the canvas that would be wrapped on the frame.
- Image - Wraps the image to the canvas sides.
- Soft Image- Performs Gaussian filtering on the image on the canvas sides.
- Reflection- Reflects the image on the canvas sides.
- Soft Reflection- Reflects the image on the canvas sides and performs Gaussian filtering.
- White, Black or Color Makes the canvas sides white, Black or a custom color
Media Configuration Tool
the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to
further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon
has developed a new Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to
not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make
adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of
output achieved with non-Canon branded media.
Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:
- Media weight and thickness
- Ink drying
- Automatic cutting settings
- Borderless printing
- Paper feed amount
- Print-head height
- Vacuum strength
- Maximum ink usage
Accounting Manager serves as a powerful feature, used for accurate
management of printing costs and other information that is increasingly
important in today?s economic environment. With the Accounting Manager
feature you can track how much ink and paper is being consumed when
printing in large format. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to
determine expenses based on your own "Cost of goods". Each individual
ink tank can have its own cost associated to it, as well as a variety of
different paper types. The user can also input a variable cost that
will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to
a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing
purposes. This feature will allow you to determine the cost of each
print based on your actual cost.
- Job Cost (ink, Media and variable cost inputted by user)
- Ink Consumed per Job*
- Media Consumed per Job
- Job Completion time
- And more
Print Plug in for Microsoft Office
utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in
Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The Plug-in appears in a tool bar
inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The
Plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing
process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5"" x 11"" office document to